Sheffield City Council finalist for 2019 ERSA Employability Award in Youth Employment Category

Sheffield City Council has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ERSA Employability Awards 2019 in the Youth Employment category.

Now in its seventh year, the ERSA Employability Awards celebrate best practice across the employment support sector and seek to demonstrate the day-to-day hard work and dedication of those working to improve the lives of jobseekers, communities and the wider workforce.

Sheffield City Council has been shortlisted for its efforts in helping hundreds of 16-24-year- olds people, including those who are disadvantaged in the labour market, to transform their lives through its entry-level traineeships and internal apprenticeships .

ERSA received over 150 entries from across the UK. This year’s submissions were judged by an all-star panel consisting of internationally recognised political thinker and Director of ResPublica, Phillip Blond, editor of The Sun’s employment page, Jane Hamilton, senior civil servant at the Department for Work and Pensions, Mark Staley, and Winner of Adviser of the Year 2018, Tanya Weston of Genius Within.

As a successful finalist, Sheffield City Council will attend a special ceremony on 20 June with the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP.

Elizabeth Taylor, Interim Chief Executive, ERSA, said:

“This year’s ERSA Employability Award submissions demonstrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organisations supporting people to enter, sustain and progress in work. The huge number of nominations ERSA received highlights the breadth of the commitment in the sector and the tireless work that goes on at the frontline every day. Congratulations to all our finalists!”

Please visit ersa.org.uk/news/finalists2019  for a full list of finalists.